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Martsam Tour & Travel

Type of destination:

  • Beach / ocean
  • Farm / ranch / rural
  • River / lake / wetland
  • Forest / rainforest
  • Indigenous community
  • Historic site
  • Mountain

Type of business:

  • Tour operator


Target Market:

Mid range

Description

It is our pleasure to offer our wide variety of tours and travel services in the Mayan world. They have been designed with our clients' interests in archaeology, nature, culture, conservation, and adventure in mind.

Founded in 1994, Martsam Tour & Travel Guatemala is an experienced and professional tour operator well known in the tourism industry for its creativity and high-quality service. Our itineraries for national and international visitors are based on many years of experience and knowledge about each destination. A team of expert, bilingual tour guides operates our customized tours.

Learn more about Martsam Tour & Travel exciting tour itineraries in Guatemala by visiting the "Additional Information" section below.

Activities

  • Eco / nature / wildlife
  • Guided tours
  • Horseback riding
  • Scuba diving / snorkeling
  • Spiritual / religious
  • Walking / hiking

Other:

  • Archeological tours
  • Cultural tours
  • Adventure tours
  • Volcano tours
  • Guatemalan bird watching tours
  • Communitarian tours
  • Helicopter tours
  • Guatemalan shamanic rituals

Making a Difference

Martsam Tour & Travel organizes tours that are focused on sustainability while respecting the natural environment as well as communities and their traditions. We try as much as possible to use suppliers that are committed to sustainable practices, and we also work with them in the implementation of sustainable practices, leading to improved quality of the services offered.

Environmental friendliness: All business activities are analyzed and taken into consideration so that environmental impacts are avoided, mitigated, compensated, or reversed. The natural environment is very important and complementary to our product, and is therefore indispensable for our daily survival.

Social and cultural responsibility: We consider the social and cultural background of the sites we visit so that we benefit the local people. The cultural environment is the most charismatic part of our product and therefore, contributing to its conservation is a way of preserving our own way of life.

Financial sustainability: We ensure that our operations generate true revenues and profits for the communities, and that the payments to the service providers are fair.

Martsam Tour & Travel cooperates with different service providers such as hotels, restaurants, community projects, local leaders, and guides, based on the agreement for Best Practices in Sustainable Tourism, established with the Rainforest Alliance in 2006.

Martsam is a member of Tour Operators Promoting Sustainability (TOPS), a specialized global platform of tour operators dedicated to promoting and supporting sustainable tourism in their respective markets.

Getting There

Nearest international airport: Guatemala (GUA)

Additional Information

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Date This Information Was Provided

March 2013.

Photos courtesy of Martsam Tour & Travel, Guatemala, for SustainableTrip.org.

Contact Information

Benedicto Grijalva

Antigua
Guatemala

Tel: +502/7832-2742 (Antigua) ; +502/7867-5093 (Flores)


www.martsam.com/

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Verification

Rainforest Alliance Verified™

Date: September, 2012

Sustainability performance:
Environmental management: 77%
Sociocultural management: 91%
Business management: 95%

Overall performance: 88%

 

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